PLEASE HELP! External Drive disk utility Erase.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Chris 123, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Chris 123 macrumors regular

    Chris 123

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    i just erased my external hard drive through disk utility my accident. I had VERY important files and the 1tb was full. I'm going crazy please help
     
  2. someguy macrumors 68020

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    In what way did you delete the data? Did you remove or reformat the partition?

    Here are two suggestions. Neither program is free. I've only used Data Rescue, and never on a full 1TB drive.

    Data Rescue
    FileSalvage
     
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Don't use the disc until you determine what you can recover using the above programs.
     
  4. Chris 123 thread starter macrumors regular

    Chris 123

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    I managed to recover about a quarter of the files using data rescue. Still not great but better than nothing. It's my own stupidity for deleting them in the first place.
     

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